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Today โ€” August 14th 2020FoxNews Health

Suicidal thoughts in US adults nearly doubled in June, CDC says

By Amy McGorry

Nearly 11 percent of United States adults reported seriously contemplating suicide in June. That is nearly double the percentage who reportedly did so last summer, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study stated.

Coronavirus-related rumors, myths may have killed hundreds of people: study

By Kayla Rivas

Rumors, myths and conspiracy theories circulating online amid the coronavirus pandemic may have resulted in hundreds of deaths, according to a new study.

Coronavirus claims lives of father and son in Florida, both doctors

By Amy McGorry

The coronavirus has claimed the lives of two Florida doctors – a father and son. The two physicians contracted coronavirus and died weeks apart, according to multiple reports.

Is it safe to drink from a fountain during the coronavirus pandemic?

There’s no evidence you can get COVID-19 from the water itself. But since the virus may linger on surfaces, experts say to avoid fountains if you can or to limit any direct contact when using them.

Targeted lung cancer treatments help reduce death rates: study

By Amy McGorry

Patients with the most common type of lung cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, are surviving longer, according to a new study.

Neglecting coronavirus safety measures could lead to 'worst fall ever,' CDC director warns

By Kayla Rivas

If Americans don’t follow safety measures against COVID-19, a top health official recently warned this upcoming autumn could be the "worst" from a public health perspective.

Coronavirus testing delays drop at large diagnostics company

By Kayla Rivas

Coronavirus testing delays at Quest Diagnostics, a leading diagnostic information services company, decreased in August as compared to last month, when patients had to wait up to two weeks for results.

New toxin found in certain hand sanitizers; FDA adds products to 'do not use' list

By Madeline Farber

Heads up, consumers: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced this week that another toxic ingredient has been found in some hand sanitizers sold in the U.S. 

Children with special needs experiencing 'regression' from lockdowns, says Rachel Campos-Duffy

By Talia Kaplan

Children with special needs “are going backwards” due to stay-at-home orders and school closures amid the coronavirus pandemic, Fox Nation host Rachel Campos-Duffy, who has a daughter with special needs, told “Fox & Friends” on Thursday.

Swapping red meat for plant protein may lower some cardiovascular risks, study finds

By Amy McGorry

A small Stanford University School of Medicine study comparing the effect of swapping out red meat for the plant-based protein found that it may lower some cardiovascular risk factors.

200,000 pounds of meat, poultry products recalled over undeclared allergens

By Madeline Farber

Heads up, consumers: Some 200,000 pounds of meat and poultry products are facing recall because they contain undeclared — and for some, possibly life-threatening — allergens. 

Antiviral nasal spray may fight coronavirus, study finds

By Amy McGorry

A nasal spray that may fend off coronavirus has been formulated by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, according to a report. The researchers are now working to get it clinically tested and manufactured.

Companies test antibody drugs to treat, prevent COVID-19

By Marilynn Marchione

With a coronavirus vaccine still months off, companies are rushing to test what may be the next best thing: drugs that deliver antibodies to fight the virus right away, without having to train the immune system to make them.

FDA, Red Cross urge coronavirus survivors to donate plasma as demand increases

By Amy McGorry

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the American Red Cross are pleading for Americans who have recovered from the novel coronavirus to donate plasma amid an ongoing shortage. 

Amid coronavirus, avoid nonessential dental care, WHO says

By Kayla Rivas

World Health Organization officials on Tuesday said routine, non-essential dental care should be delayed until there is a significant reduction in COVID-19 transmission rates.

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